Sen. John McCain's wife makes heartrending post after 38 years together
Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Senator, confessed to being heartbroken after losing her husband of 38 years to cancer.
McCain drew his last breath on Saturday afternoon, August 25, 2018, after a year of battling glioblastoma, a rare and extremely aggressive cancer that attacks the brain.
Cindy took to her Twitter account to let her friends, fans and followers know that, even though she would miss him very much, she was still glad to have spent almost 40 decades by his side.
"I am so lucky to have lived the adventure of loving this incredible man for 38 years. He passed the way he lived, on his own terms, surrounded by the people he loved, in the place he loved best.”
Cindy McCain, Twitter, August 25, 2018
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HOW IT ALL STARTED
The late 81-year-old's death was announced by his daughter, Meghan, who took to social media to announce that her father, and former prisoner of war, had left this world.
McCain and Cindy, who went by the name of Cindy Lou Hensley back then, met at a cocktail party in Hawaii in 1979 and, according to The Washington Post, 'fell instantly in love.'
My heart is broken. I am so lucky to have lived the adventure of loving this incredible man for 38 years. He passed the way he lived, on his own terms, surrounded by the people he loved, in the the place he loved best.— Cindy McCain (@cindymccain) August 26, 2018
McCain, 43, was still married to Carol Shepp, his first wife, but their marriage was on the rocks and he filed for divorce soon after that, tying the knot with Cindy, 25, on May 17, 1980.
THE LITTLE SECRET
Together, they had four children: Meghan McCain, John Sidney McCain IV, James McCain and Bridget McCain, whom they adopted from Bangladesh when she was only three months old.
Initially, they didn't reveal their ages so they wouldn't 'turn each other off,' but they eventually found out once their marriage was published in the newspaper.
Betsey Bayless, a friend of the couple, shared that they weren't particularly affectionate in public but that they shared an incredible bond and their love had no boundaries.
They were there for each other no matter what; Cindy reportedly combed McCain's hair because he couldn't reach above his shoulders due to war injuries and the late Senator helped her through her addiction to painkillers following a back surgery in the 90s.